Dietary fat is an important part of a healthy diet and are particularly important for our eyes, skin and brain. Whilst most fats are important to have in your diet, unsaturated fats can contribute to healthy cholesterol levels.
It’s advised to consume the following fats in small quantities, daily:
We recommend reducing your intake of saturated, or trans fat, consumption. These can contribute to high cholesterol levels, which is a risk factor of heart disease.
To reduce saturated and trans fat in the diet, you could do the following:
The Heart Foundation have collated a great range of delicious recipes for all occasions. With a collection of recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, desserts and even condiments – they prove that eating heart healthy foods doesn’t have to mean a bland and boring menu (1).
If you’re feeling overwhelmed with information or are curious about how you can incorporate a healthier menu into your lifestyle - Bonnie can provide you with specific information around the appropriate amounts and types of fats to consume daily. She can teach you how to read the, often confusing, labels so you can choose the foods that are best for you and your family.
If you would like to reduce your risk of heart disease through lifestyle changes, book at appointment our Dietitian, Bonnie or one of our expert team of Physiotherapists to get you moving towards the most optimal version of you.
Tea detox? Juice cleanse? 28-day detox? 10kg weight loss in time for summer?
Have you ever thought about if these claims are realistic? How sustainable they are? Have you thought about trying them? Let’s face it – the media provides some quick and easy approaches that seem simple – so why not, right?
The reality is, these programs sell a diet, product or program that don’t invest in your health long term. They don’t teach you practical skills- how many times have you dieted and not found long term results?
Okay, so what is needed for weight loss?
Physiotherapist Darcy takes you through the definition of shoulder arthritis, how it occurs, as well as the interventions that can be performed to improve function and pain in an arthritic shoulder joint.
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